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When using the page number system it duplicates one of the page numbers ie 1,2,3,4,5,5,6,7 etc

I have tried removing the footers formatting them and have looked rectified the headers also.

Any help will be appreciated, thanks.

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Does this happen in all word documents? Is this a newly created document or an existing one from a previous version of Word? – CharlieRB Jun 10 '14 at 12:29
as far as we can tell yes. reasonably newly created. – David Golding Jun 10 '14 at 12:59
Are all Office updates installed? Is this specific to one PC creating the document? If a properly working document from another PC is opened by the PC in question does the problem still exist? – CharlieRB Jun 10 '14 at 15:30
up vote 1 down vote accepted

It turns out a link/content brought over from an exterior source had put a sort of page break in the document that messed up the page numbers.

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